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Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850

Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850
Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850

Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850

Such would be carried by someone like the Downton Abbey character Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham in the BBC series. The brass cartouche atop the case is bright and untouched -- perfect for a gentleman's initials. Dimensions: 5.50" H x 5.75"W x 8.5D. Hallmarks: Engraved B , on the leather back of the document holder. Silver tops (4) hallmarked inside with engraved V.

Bypassing the brass lock and opening the case, one immediately sees a silver handled lift-up tray covered in silk m. Four engraved silver topped bottles and jars. All are faceted, cut glass (achieved by the use of a copper wheel crystal engraving lathe) and have matching sterling engraved screw tops. Each bottle has a ground glass stopper. The jar has the same cut glass and sterling lid design.

A fourth glass jar is missing; however, its sterling (matching) lid is still in the case, and now rests on plastic jars whose dimensions continue the symmetry and beauty of the case. Beneath the tray are 6 more areas of varying sizes; these include one that is tin lined with a lift out tray, giving way to second tin lined space. Another compartment holds a 1.5" x 2" box with sliding lid.

Three brushes with wood handles. In the lid of the case is a silk m. Behind the holder and secured with a sterling catch is a stand up mirror with leather frame.

The glass jars and bottles are all removable and free standing. Each of the four tops is hallmarked inside with an engraved V. A gift with history and beauty.

Please send us a message and well promptly reply. The item "Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. 1850" is in sale since Tuesday, October 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "supermall" and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Victorian Traveling Box
  • Maker: Possibly Early George Betjemann
  • Primary Material: Ebony, Brass, Leather, Silk
  • Age: 150+
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Color: Ebony Exterior.

    Mauve Silk, Brown Leather Interior

  • Style: Victorian
  • Country/Region of Origin: France
  • Dimensions: 5.50" H x 5.75"W x 8.5"D


Antique Gentleman's Ebony & Brass Travel Case. Leather & Silk Interior. 1850